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make the most of it

make the most of it

Date: Sep 12 2019

Themes: Celebrity, Sports

Quote

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“God gives gifts to everyone. Some can write, some can dance. He gave me the skill to play football, and I am making the most of it.”

Athele Ronaldinho, talking about why he plays soccer (Quote Everyday)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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do the best you can with what you have

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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When something goes wrong in your life, what do you do? Do you get in bed, put a pillow over your head, and cry? Or do you think about how you can solve your problem? There’s a popular American expression about having a good attitude: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” It means that you need to look at a bad situation and come up with a plan for making it good. You need to make the most of it.

It’s easy to make the most of something if you choose to do so. Sure, it’s sad if the girl you like has a new boyfriend, but you can make the most of it by finding ways to meet someone else. It’s a bummer when you don’t get the job you want, but if you make the most of it, you can choose to see it as an opportunity to find a better job. It’s true that deciding to make the most of it can be really difficult sometimes, but the more you practice, the better you will become at it.

Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho is a skilled and talented soccer player, and he’s making the most of it. He may not be a famous writer or dancer, but he’s a strong athlete, and he’s choosing to put everything he can into being successful.

Think about the last time something went wrong. Did you make the most of it?

Examples

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“Since it’s raining today, let’s make the most of it and watch a good movie.”

“We’re only in Paris one day, so let’s make the most of it and see everything we can.”

“This restaurant is too busy. Let’s make the most of it and try that new one down the street.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

GWTA Make the best of something
by GWTASuper Member!
Jhon Smith utilizing the talent given by God
by Jhon Smith
to make the most of it means To the the most advantages from a takent
by Valentina Monaco
using it the best way
by La Princesse de la vie
Manu4 To get great advantage or benefit from something
by Manu4
a2020 Take advantage of it.
by a2020
Crizsearch it means be the best he can be
by Crizsearch

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Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



I was really upset when I ripped the bottom of my pant leg on a nail.


Since it was a new pair I decided to make the most of it by turning it into long shorts. 


But I doubt if making the most of every bad situation in life could be as easy as this. 



09:05 AM Feb 05 2015 |

reemy83

reemy83

Saudi Arabia

I’m a daily commuter to about 10 km from my home to school and when my road being congested, I do not be bummer of not reach in time but I make the most of it and listen to an upbeat music.

08:29 AM Feb 05 2015 |

S&W

S&W

China

Everyday is a new day,Do not fill it with depression,sadness,worry.Just make full use of it.

05:02 AM Feb 05 2015 |

Arlinrat Aui

Thailand

sometime cannot control , something difficult to handle, let’s make the most of it, take it easy and lets it go

03:52 AM Feb 05 2015 |

Eric_

Eric_

China

He is skillful.  I do like watching his football match…



Evey day we may come across different hard situlations. Broke up with your lover, lost your wallet, made a big mistake in your job… ..


when you are in Bad mood,  you got to be optimistic, take a deap breath,  make the most of it and say: tomorrow is another day, life will be better, I can because i think i can.!  Then move on…

03:32 AM Feb 05 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Yes, Ronaldinho, good for you! You’re a great player.

02:29 AM Feb 05 2015 |

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